Flixist is live, mankind is saved!

It’s finally happened. It took a while, and I’m pretty sure we took a wrong turn somewhere near Albuquerque, but Flixist is live and rolling, waiting for you to head over there and read it. I’m immensley proud of the staff and everyone involved for getting it up and running, and we’ve got a lot of amazing stuff in store for you.

But maybe you haven’t heard of Flixist yet. That’s cool too. We’re new, and only the really, really cool kids know about us. First off, here’s a hello and welcome to the site. Next learn about our review process. After that say hello to Andrew Kauz, our Community Manager. Plenty to catch up on, I know, and we’re already rolling out plenty of amazing articles for you to read through.

You will have to pardon our dust a bit. We’re working hard to build a better tomorrow, but at the moment you may encounter a few Tommy Raptors (prompting us to ask how many raptors must cry?).

Finally, since I know no one cares about intros and the like, below is the beginning of the Flixist 15: the 15 movies that you need to see to really “get” Flixist. Lists! We have them.

It’s finally happened. It took a while, and I’m pretty sure we took a wrong turn somewhere near Albuquerque, but Flixist is live and rolling, waiting for you to head over there and read it. I’m immensley proud of the staff and everyone involved for getting it up and running, and we’ve got a lot of amazing stuff in store for you.

But maybe you haven’t heard of Flixist yet. That’s cool too. We’re new, and only the really, really cool kids know about us. First off, here’s a hello and welcome to the site. Next learn about our review process. After that say hello to Andrew Kauz, our Community Manager. Plenty to catch up on, I know, and we’re already rolling out plenty of amazing articles for you to read through.

You will have to pardon our dust a bit. We’re working hard to build a better tomorrow, but at the moment you may encounter a few Tommy Raptors (prompting us to ask how many raptors must cry?).

Finally, since I know no one cares about intros and the like, below is the beginning of the Flixist 15: the 15 movies that you need to see to really “get” Flixist. Lists! We have them.{{page_break}}

City of God: (Fronz)

It would be hard to find someone who didn’t like Slumdog Millionaire, and even harder to find someone who didn’t love The Godfather, yet it would sadly be easy to find many people who haven’t see City of God. Cidade de Deus is the perfect blend of the aforementioned fiction films, and is still every bit as violently interesting, even though it’s based on the real lives of rival Brazilian gangs during Rio de Janeiro’s deadly past. Most “true stories” these days have to lie about how real they are to get away with a decent film, but witnessing gangs take over an entire town in City of God might be the best crime story that’s ever been adapted into a movie.

His Girl Friday: (Matt)

To begin: Cary Grant. Respect.

To conclude: This is the smartest, quickest screenplay you will ever read/see and Cary Grant and Rosalind Russell deliver it so well that you can’t believe it was ever put to paper. Not only is their relationship in the film possibly one of the greatest man/woman relationships ever, but it was also groundbreaking for the time how sharp and quick witted Russell’s character, Hildy Johnson, was. I guarantee if you watch His Girl Friday you will instantly be disappointed with almost every screenplay and all dialogue in film from then on out. Sadly, people don’t speak or write like this anymore, but if you want to understand our basis for great writing, you’ll pick this film up and watch it again, and again, and again.

Alien: (Fronz)

Out of all the films suggested by the staff for this list, Alien and Aliens – even when counted separate – were two of the most picked titles on our long list of candidates. Aside from having one of the best sequels ever made, the original Alien movie is responsible for the series’ most famous scene that literally had chests thumping with priceless authentic acting. Some film critics say that the best movie ever made needs to flawlessly encapsulate all genres at once, and both Alien and its sequel routinely dare you to define it as simply a space horror film. With comedy, drama, and all sorts of odd emotional influences, Alien was a scientific furore of film excellence that proved imaginative scary stories become more terrifying as they become more intelligent. It’s easy to forget that this film is over thirty years old because it could be released this year and would probably still grab the throne. To simply understand how hard it is to put together a film with so many styles is to understand what we think of as great at Flixist.

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Matthew Razak